I am getting frustrated that things seem to keep getting in the way of the weekend workouts. It makes me nervous as those are pretty important steps in my training and with Wildflower only a month away.
The latest? I broke out in Hives last Thursday night and I am pretty sure I got them from using seventh generation's powder laundry detergent.
I got it the worst on my chest and stomach so there was no way that I was going to put on a sports bra. And aside from the fact I wanted to scratch my skin off, I was advised to stay out of the sun while taking the medicine the doctors prescribed, so I was house bound the entire weekend--missing yet another major weekend of workouts.
I did however learn a few things:
Benedryl works better as an antihistamine when taken orally--forget the gels
Xyzal is an even better antihistamine
Oatmeal baths make you feel like you are bathing in vomit (and don't actually work that well--stick with a cold compress)
Cortozone shots are good
The Bourne Ultimatum wasn't all that different from the other two films
Seventh Generation powder laundry detergent is no good
I think Active X has finally interferred with my training. 400 meters of lunges is what did me in. The lunges took place last Wednesday and I can finally walk today--Monday. I was able to do one swim workout between then and now and an easy, flat mountain bike ride helped get the legs working again on Saturday.
A friend mentioned that a few things may have contributed to how sore I was (in addition to the fact that I have never done 400 meters of lunges before). He said that I should have stretched more and eaten some form of protein after the workout.
Gale, How does protein help sore muscles? and how much stretching do you do after a big workout?
For fun: mountain biking in Montana de Oro State Park--Morro Bay, California.
After moving and being sick, I finally made a return to Active X and my full training schedule. After Active X today I did my 30 minutes of cycling on the stationary bike. I felt good, but weighted down. Over the final weeks of training I really want to focus on eating well and finding my optimal weight for performance. I want to learn to eat less and make the foods I do eat go farther.
Belle is a little active but she wants to get more active. Follow her through videos and blogs as she works with help from Active Expert Gale Bernhardt to prepare for the wildflower triathlon next May.